@2017 HMS Gibraltar British Royal Navy - Gibraltar stamps

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Technical details:
  • 25.05.2017
  • Stephen Perera
  • John Batchelor MBE
  • Cartor Security Printers
  • Offset Lithography
  • 4
  • 43.5 x 28mm
  • 22p, 54p, 64p, 70p, 80p, £1, £3

Seven different ships from the British Royal Navy have been named after Gibraltar “HMS Gibraltar”. The set of seven stamps shows:

22p - HMS Gibraltar was an Edgar-class cruiser launched in 1892, made into a depot ship in 1912, and sold 1923.

54p - HMS Gibraltar was a 101-gun screw first-rate launched in 1860, on loan as a training ship in 1872, renamed Grampian in 1889, and sold 1899.

64p - HMS Gibraltar was the 80-gun Fénix captured at the battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1780, used as a powder hulkin 1813 and broken up in 1836.

70p - HMS Gibraltar was an American 14-gun brig captured in 1779, then in turn captured by the Spanish in 1781 and renamed Salvador, then recaptured by HMS Anson in 1800.

80p - HMS Gibraltar was to have been a 45,000 ton aircraft carrier, ordered from Vickers Armstrong on 15 September 1943, but cancelled in October 1945.

£1 - HMS Gibraltar was a 20-gun sixth-rate built in 1711, rebuilt 1727, and sold 1748. It was the first command of John Byng, who was afterwards to be court-martial and executed in the opening stages of the Seven Years’ War.

£3 - HMS Gibraltar was a 20-gun sixth-rate in service from 1754 to 1773.